Aotea Utanganui - Museum of South Taranaki


One of the oldest items on display at Aotea Utanganui is a 3.5 million year old fossilised baleen whale jawbone encased in a large rock, found on nearby Pātea beach.

The many colourful and sometimes tragic stories of South Taranaki are recorded in the museum. The Taranaki Wars are told using maps, photographs, weaponry and artefacts. Warriors from both sides such as Titokowaru, Tutange Waionui, Charles Broughton and James Livington, who still have descendants in the region today, are honoured.

Entry is free. 

Contact Details

Physical Address

127 Egmont Street, SH3, Patea



Operating Hours

Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm